General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Johnson Asiedu Nketiah has expressed displeasure at the modus operandi of the Akuffo-Addo-led government in handling the impasse between the students and management of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
Mr Nketiah considers the government’s action as an interference in the university’s affair, an action he has described as a total disgrace to academia in Ghana.
“The University Council should have been allowed to take charge of the situation and not for the government to ask the vice-chancellor to step aside or for ministerial delegates to go to the school to resolve the situation their own way,” he noted.
He said the Nana Addo-led administration has made it obvious they do not believe in academic freedom.
“Why did the president dissolve the council of the school even before they investigated the issue, with some of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) executives declaring their full support for the students,” he questioned.
Source: Adomonline.com/Getrude Otchere